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Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner

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From $299.99

400 reviews   (4.90)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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See the volcano at night! Travel in style and comfort with Big Island’s Premier Tour Company - Kailani Tours. Cruise along the scenic Kona coastline on your way to Hawaii’s most active volcano – Kilauea! Sample Kona coffee, visit Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, and explore all that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has to offer. Features of this tour include everything from our first class beverage and towel service, exceptional food selections, and our incredibly knowledgeable guides. This luxury tour highlights the eruption of Kilauea at night, shows off several natural wonders of the island, and treats guests to an incredibly indulgent touring experience. This unique and unforgettable tour provides the most comprehensive exploration of Kilauea Volcano’s past, present and future.

What's Included


Catered Picnic Lunch

Cold beverages, hot coffee/chocolate


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Light Jacket

Professional guide


What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Greenwell Farms
Enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch in this beautiful setting on the Kona Coast. Greenwell Farms is a coffee lover's dream! Sit amongst the many coffee trees and learn about harvesting, drying and roasting coffee at one of Kona's most iconic and historic coffee farms. This is pure Kona coffee! Greenwell Farms' award-winning coffee is grown in the heart of the Big Island and is handpicked at peak ripeness for rich flavor. They carefully select their coffee beans to ensure that each batch is top quality. From bold to mild, classic to flavored, they have a roast for every coffee lover. Not a coffee drinker? No problem! Taste teas or hot chocolate served by Kailani guides.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Punalu'u Bake Shop
Located at the Southernmost point in the United States, this bakery is a must-visit location. "Welcoming over 200,000 visitors from near and far every year, our bake shop is the most visited bakery in the state of Hawaiʻi. Located on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in the town of Na‘alehu, midway between Kailua-Kona and Volcanoes National Park, our visitor center is a must-stop! You know you’re close when you smell the sweet aroma of our world-famous sweet bread, malasadas, and baked goods."

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Punalu'u Black Sand beach
Turtles! This iconic location on the southern tip of the Big Island is home to the most recognized black sand beach anywhere on Hawaii Island. The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. This volcanic activity is in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Punaluʻu is frequented by endangered hawksbill and green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
We've made it! Making a straight line from Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, we head to the summit of Kilauea to take in the enormity of the giant crater, Halemaumau! Witness the stunning views of a crater that experienced thousands of earthquakes, many explosive rockfalls and the draining of Kilauea Caldera’s gigantic lava lake. Kailani Tours’ guides will provide an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of the park that guests simply cannot experience on their own. These park-certified guides will provide the ultimate guest experience as they show off their favorite locations of the park.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Enjoy a three course meal while we wait for the sun to go down over the volcano. Relax and enjoy a restaurant dinner unlike any other tour offering in Volcano Village.

"Historic Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant, built as a YMCA camp in 1938, now serves the Volcano community as a popular hotel for lodging, dining and special events. The Lodge offers a peaceful rainforest retreat as well as an award-winning restaurant and on-site group gathering facility."

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Kilauea Volcano
Enjoy the eruption from a safe distance at Halemaumau Crater! Take in the glow of the eruption that began in late 2020. Sip hot beverages and take pictures of an extraordinary eruption from Kilauea Overlook. This is what everybody comes for - the eruption of Kilauea Volcano!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mauna Kea Summit
Drive along Saddle Road back towards your hotel. Weather permitting, this is the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the incredible starry skies available above the clouds.

• Admission Ticket Free


Best tour ever!
stevenV8383ZB, 26-09-2022
The only reason I rated this a 5 is because there was no rating higher. This was one of the best excursion experiences I’ve had in many years of travel. When we arrived at the pick up location we found out that the resort wanted us to valet our vehicle at a cost of $50. We called in to our tour company and the when the folks at Kailani found out, they arranged a pick up at a local market where we could park for free. Everything about this trip was first class. Large spacious van, delicious lunch and dinner and several snacks along the way. The itinerary was very well planned and every stop was amazing. As good as all this was, by far the best part of the tour was our guide Jim. He made the trip enjoyable and was not only extremely knowledgeable but he was a fantastic storyteller. The lavender scented hot towels were amazing and we topped the night off with a trip to a lava eruption at night which was amazing.
Amazing tour of Hawaii with nighttime viewing of the active eruption!
Lauren_I, 25-09-2022
Highly recommend this tour! It is a perfect mix of exploring a good portion of the island and then time at the volcano. Seeing the volcano at night with the active eruption is an amazing experience. Our tour guide Derrek was excellent. He is so knowledgeable about the island, the volcanos, geology and shows a great love for Hawaii. The food throughout the day was great and the nice sit down meal before heading out to view the volcano at night is a great touch. Would highly recommend this tour experience to others!!
Best travel tour ever!
Peter_Z, 23-09-2022
My first time to Hawaii but I have been to many other destinations where I took tours.
My wife and I took our 8 year old granddaughter and her parents on this tour. Our guide was incredibly informative and also funny. He was great with adults and kids alike.
This is an extremely long day’s tour but definitely worth it.
Be rested up and you’ll get a tour you’ll never regret.
You can’t miss seeing The Kilewea volcano eruption’s!
Linda_M, 21-09-2022
You can’t go to Hawaii without seeing the constantly erupting volcano and Kailani tours provided the best experience. You get to walk on the black sand beach have authentic Kona coffee at the plantation and a lovely lunch as well. The highlight however is being at the volcano national park for an excellent dinner and seeing the volcano erupt at night. Our awesome guide set up a telescope so we could safely view the eruptions and lava flows close up as they now have to keep you a mile away since the 2019 eruption took out the crater rim and surrounding road. The video of the volcano devastation that they show in the van was unbelievable. Make sure you go on this tour you won’t be disappointed.
Must see on the big island
John O, 18-09-2022
The volcano was amazing to see. Derek was very knowledgeable. The food was very good. Come prepared to walk to the volcano, 1.1 miles each way.
Deluxe Volcano Tour
Jacarthur, 02-02-2023
This was a wonderful tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Grant was a first class tour guide and it was made even better because the volcano was erupting. The lava lake at night was stunning.
Wow, best Tour we have done in a LONG TIME
B-K-Tacoma, 02-02-2023
The favorite part of the trip was the night time view of Kilauea volcano crater. Our guide Jim Carey had a high powered binocular telescope that he set up for us so we could be up close and personal to the eruption. It was strikingly awesome. Jim had continuous stories and educated us on Hawaiian culture.

What sounds like a long day felt very short with the stops at the coffee plantation with lunch, bakery, black sand beach, daytime viewing at the volcano, steam vents, nice dinner at Kilauea lodge followed by the exploding lava viewing at night.

The nighttime return drive was a good distance back to our hotel, but felt shorter due to the video of the 2018 volcano eruption at Leilani estates. We can't say enough about how Jim, our guide, made the entire trip worthwhile.
Lifelong memories from long day
Brian_M, 26-01-2023
Jim Carey was a great driver and host who was fully committed to our group. Stories and sharing of knowledge were a bonus. As part of a well behaved group we had extra time for additional site visits.
Breathtaking Volcano Experience
R4217RMvickib, 22-01-2023
This was a five star experience from beginning to end. Getting to tour Volcano National Park and see an active lava lake at night was spectacular! It was like we next to the lava with a tour guide, Bryce’s spotting scope. I’ve talked to people who have driven their rental cars to the park but their experience didn’t sound as amazing as ours. Bryce gets you up close and personal to the lava action, lava tubes, and steam vents while giving you factual interesting information the entire time. We also got to see a green Hawaiian sea turtle at the Black Sand Beach and have lunch and Kona coffee at a beautiful coffee farm. This tour is well worth the price and I’m so glad we chose it!
It was truly a great day.
Shirley_S, 21-01-2023
The whole tour was wonderful. Well planned and well paced. The small crowd size was just perfect. The food and snacks provided on the tour were wonderful. Our guide, Uncle Jim, was absolutely amazing. His knowledge of the island, the culture, their myths and legends, along with his magnificent story telling, kept us entertained and informed the entire tour. The views and stops were amazing from Kona to punalu’u beach to the volcanoes national park. All were great. But being able to see the volcano at night and stargaze was an amazing experience and a memory I will treasure. It was absolutely breath taking. I recommend this tour to anyone that wants to take a day have an adventure and make some lifelong memories.